Inspired by the world of sommeliers, Lao’s Sparkling tea is a festive, alcohol-free drink, to be enjoyed without moderation. It recalls the complexity and finesse of sparkling wines.
Gyokuro Okabe – Green shade tea from Japan
Offered here in a very festive version, the Gyokuro Okabe comes from the Gyokuro style, also called “Precious Dew”. The Gyokuro style is an ancient cultivation method that consists in covering the leaves of the tea plant a few weeks before harvesting and therefore depriving the leaves of a percentage of sunlight. This method reduces the flavonoids responsible for the astringency of the tea. This provides the time and conditions necessary for the leaves to develop a great sweetness and a rich aromatic complexity.
Always hand-picked, Gyokuro is the highest grade of tea in Japan. It is harvested only once a year.
Clean effervescence and opulent texture.
Captivating scents of tropical fruits and sweet spices.
A buttery edge rises to flavors of peaches, pears and honeydew melon, followed by a finish that evokes the bitterness of a peach pit.
For Lao, Gyokuro Okabe, one of the most prestigious teas, was the perfect choice to create their first festive, alcohol-free drink.
Mucha Tie Guan Yin
Mucha Tie Guan Yin – Mucha Tie Guan Yin, a unique roasted Wulong tea from Taïwan
Mucha Tie Guan Yin, a Taiwanese roasted wulong, draws its essence from an ancient legend: a pious peasant named Wei Yin was visited by the goddess Guan Yin in a dream, revealing a cave containing a treasure: a tea tree with leaves as heavy as iron, thus giving birth to Tie Guan Yin, the “iron goddess of mercy”, a source of regional pride.
Carefully cultivated by Mr. Gao using methods handed down from generation to generation since 1875, this tea bears witness to a passionate commitment to tea culture.
The leaves undergo an intensive cooking process over several days, giving them unique roasted notes. It’s a very special delicacy, with extraordinary flavours, that continues to delight the locals, perpetuating the Mucha Tie Guan Yin legacy.
Slightly oily, delicate robe, distinctly sparkling.
An intense bouquet of raw cocoa mingles with subtle hints of tangerine.
An invigorating citrus attack, supported by distinguished roasted notes, leaving a slight astringency on the palate reminiscent of red grape skin.
For Lao, Mucha Tie Guan Yin, this precious roasted tea, was an undisputed choice to inspire their second flavor of Sparkling Tea, a sensory experience that pays homage to the essence of wulong.
Lao’s Sparkling tea is also available in a large number of grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops and various merchants in Quebec.